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Well we went to Big Bend National Park in October and that may be one of the best times to visit... read more

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yellowstone1
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Warrenton, Virginia
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We chose to start this trail after seeing the Santa Elena Canyon earlier in the morning. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melany V
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Reviewed yesterday

Well we went to Big Bend National Park in October and that may be one of the best times to visit (although November or April are also good months). It is a low desert place and it best visited when it is not hot or...More

Thank yellowstone1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to start this trail after seeing the Santa Elena Canyon earlier in the morning. It is very rocky and deceiving. The trail leads past tall trees on occasion but not water. Since it was so terribly hot we finally turned back after about...More

Thank Melany V
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant trail to walk, not much elevation changes. Beautiful, beautiful landscape just attracts you to explore. The Mule ears peak look very different from each angle you get to along the trail. All the colors, from the grass, trees, mountains, flowers, just so...More

Thank Gao33wy
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The spring itself was not very impressive, but the landscape and the plants along the way were very interesting. There was no shade so it got very hot and dry, make sure to bring enough water. We were there mid March, so some cactus and...More

Thank sputNlaika
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Mule Ears Spring Trail is a desert hike to a small spring with spectacular geology and magnificent mountain and desert views. It is rated moderate in difficulty in the trail guide. There is very little overall elevation gain, 254 feet. You will continually be...More

Thank MarshaW51
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was not one of our favorite stops. The hike is through the desert and does offer some good views, but most are from a distance. I would not choose this one if time is limited. The spring is a disappointment.

1  Thank ERL972
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We did not do the trail- think it was 2-3 miles-- was extremely hot day we were there- great lookout point for vehicles to stop- read info-take pictures

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was probably my least favorite hike of my trip. Honestly, we went on it mostly to help fill the day since we went to Santa Elena Canyon the same day. It was neat seeing the desert since a lot of our hiking was in...More

2  Thank Cody H
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Drove around to view . Felt that some of the viewing spots should consider sun shelters . Just thinking sun smart here and the National Parks should look at this.

1  Thank TeKinga
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's a fine hike through the Chihuahuan Desert (no shade), but there are plenty of other hikes in Big Bend that do that and take you to a terrific destination, such as the Window or Lost Mine Trails. On Mule Ear (singular is correct) Spring...More

2  Thank SonoraDick
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